Dissociation of early shock in takotsubo cardiomyopathy from either right or left ventricular systolic dysfunction

Kuljit Singh, Christopher J Neil, Thanh Ha Nguyen, Jeanette Stansborough, Cher-Rin Chong, Dana Dawson, Michael P Frenneaux, John D Horowitz

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Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is often associated with hypotension and shock. However, development of hypotension/shock in TTC is not closely related to extent of left ventricular (LV) hypokinesis. We sought to determine whether additional right ventricular (RV) involvement in TTC might contribute to hypotension and shock development and thus to prolonged hospital stay (PHS).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1141-8
Number of pages8
JournalHeart, Lung and Circulation
Volume23
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

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